This service which will be gradually introduced on all international routes will commence from August 6, 2009, starting with flight JL403 from Tokyo (Narita) to London (Heathrow), operated with a JAL Eco Jet aircraft that is decorated with a special ‘green’ design to promote environmental awareness.
PET Bottled Wine - An Ecological Choice
The wine will be bottled in recyclable PET bottles that look identical to the original glass packaging except at 22 grams each, are one-seventh the weight of glass bottles the same size. The switch to using PET wine bottles onboard can help to reduce the overall weight of the aircraft, thereby lessening fuel consumption and consequently, CO2 emissions without compromising on the integrity and flavor of the wine. Discarded PET bottles from the aircraft are also collected and recycled, which makes the use of PET bottles instead of glass bottles, a more ecological choice.
The wine, BARON MAXIME, is jointly produced by Wines Tree of southern France and Paul Sapin S.A, a company specializing in wine from France and advanced wine bottling technology. The white wine is made from 100% native Spanish Arién grapes while the red is made from 100% French-grown merlot grapes; both of which are highly fragrant with a fresh and fruity taste.
Inauguration of 2nd JAL Eco Jet
JAL introduced the first JAL Eco Jet on its domestic network in June 2008 to enhance public awareness about the environment and global warming, as well as to demonstrate JAL’s unwavering commitment to supporting environmental activities.
The second JAL Eco Jet, a Boeing 777-300ER, will take to the skies for its first flight on August 4, 2009 as flight JL711 from Tokyo (Narita) to Singapore. It carries on its fuselage, like the first one, a 2-meter high by 7-meter wide green origami paper plane motif accompanied by the words ‘Sky Eco’ in both Japanese and English. The conventional JAL livery of the aircraft has been modified by changing the color of the ‘arc of the sun’ design on its tailfin from red to green.
JAL plans to operate this second Eco Jet on international routes connecting Tokyo to such key destinations as London, Paris, Frankfurt and Seoul, while the first Eco Jet continues to serve on primarily domestic routes.